Two weeks ago the fifth-place Blenheim Blades traveled to Mooretown to play
the third-place Flags, and held a 4-3 lead until late in the third period before
Sunday night the Flags made their first trip of the Provincial Junior Hockey
League Stobbs Division 2021-22 season to Blenheim to play the Blades thanks to a
four-goal second period went home with a 7-2 victory.
The loss leaves the Blades with an 8-9-0-0 record for 16 points. They remain in
fifth place, three points behind the fourth-place Amherstburg Admirals and one
up on the sixth-place Wheatley Sharks.
The Flags are 12-3-0-0 for 24 points and a solid hold on third place, four points
in back of the second-place Essex 73s and five up on the Sharks.
Blenheim will now play three straight road games – Friday in Lakeshore against
the unbeaten Canadiens at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14 in Essex at 7 p.m., and
Saturday, Dec. 18 in Amherstburg at 7, before returning home Sunday, Dec. 19 to
host the eighth-place Wallaceburg Thunderhawks at 7.
Mooretown led 3-1 after the first period, and 6-2 after the second.
Seven different players scored a goal each for the Flags – Luke Houle, ex-Blade
Brodie Conlon, Greg Hay, Kyle Flamminio, Brock Barber, Quinton Johnston and
Seth Henderson and Brett Wegrzyn had the Blenheim goals, with Tyler Ewald
and Sam McKinlay assisting on Henderson’s 12th of the year, and Alex Edwards
and Zach Van Boxtel doing the same on Wegrzyn’s first.
BLADES BITS: Jake Vancoillie was in net for the Blades and faced 48
shots…Henderson’s goal gives him tallies in his last five games…The veteran
forward is now within a point of the team point-scoring lead with 22, one behind
linemate Tate Bowden…Attendance was 312 on a cold, rainy night…Sunday’s ice
time sponsor was Henry Heyink Construction of Chatham,